Real Lives is made up of over 35 people with learning disabilities aged between 18-70. We meet once a month to talk about our lives. We work with professional people to give them guidance about equalities. We have run many events in the community. Our recent event was for our project "Hearts First" which helped to increase awareness of heart health amongst older people in the area. We have worked with Public Health, Wales and took part in the Co-Creating Healthy Change big lottery project previously. We designed the Public Health Wales Annual Quality Statement last year.
We also did a piece of work on Annual Health Checks to find out why people were not taking them up. The report is available in the office. The link to the films
We have made the "Real Lives Choir" which sing at many major events in the Vale Community. The latest being the Jo Cox memorial event - Jane Hutt said .......
'The Real Lives Choir has played an important role in the community singing at Concerts organised by charities such as Tenovus and the Jo Cox event in the Academy Coffee House attended by several
Hundred people. These events strengthened the confidence of Real
Lives Choir members and brought great joy to audiences in Barry.'
If you would like to join, please call Geoff Davies on 01446 732926